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I was laying in my bed, trying to sleep. I closed the door to my bedroom so Meow could not pester me for attention. I was really tired.

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This was the strangest set of sounds at my door. I was determined not to give in to Meow, and felt I was entitled to my privacy.

Thump - Me-Owww Thump - Me-Owww

It sounded like Meow was flinging himself at my door, banging into it, then falling down and crying. This was really odd behavior for a kitten. But I knew how willful he could be, so I decided to go to sleep and just accept that Meow was really strange.

A month or so later, I was sitting in the living room and the downstairs bathroom door was closed. I almost could not believe what I saw. Meow was leaping up to the doorknob and grabbing it with his two front paws. When he jumped up and grabbed the doorknob, his hind legs banged against the door Thump. Then his paws slipped off the round doorknob and he fell to the floor Me-Owww. This went on over and over again, but Meow just could not grip the doorknob to turn it. He could hang onto it for a second or two, and try to turn it, but his paws slipped right off each time.

I watched until he gave up, and I never saw or heard him try it again. He had seen me open doors by grabbing the doorknob and turning it and he was trying to open the door the same way!